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If the achievement gap is to be closed, policymakers must firstre-learn the history of state sponsored racial segregation in U.S.metropolitan areas

Rothstein, Richard (2015) If the achievement gap is to be closed, policymakers must firstre-learn the history of state sponsored racial segregation in U.S.metropolitan areas. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (17 Apr 2015). Website.

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Abstract

In the second of two posts investigating racial segregation in U.S. metropolitan areas, Richard Rothstein looks at the history of residential segregation in the 20 th century. He writes that in the mid-twentieth century federal housing policy was suffused with segregationist intent, and the effects of these policies still endure. He argues that the vast present-day disparity between black and white household wealth is almost entirely attributable to 20th century government policies which excluded African-Americans from suburban homeownership, and that with this in mind, policymakers should understand that they have a constitutional obligation to pursue aggressive policies to desegregate metropolitan areas.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 10:52
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2020 00:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61956

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